Pre-Production Overview

You’ve written a script and now decide to make an independent film. Even if your script is sold to a studio, it’s important to understand the pre-production process. The steps of pre-production can be daunting, but the more prepared you are before you start filming your movie, the easier the production schedule will be. Your cast and crew depend on the producers ability to create a great work environment for them to create the art that is your film. Learn the ins and outs of pre-production to aide in the collaborative process.

Writers On The Web: Ringleading Your Circus in Pre-Production

If you’ve never produced before, the process can become daunting and overwhelming quickly. One thing leads to another and costs and responsibilities can snowball into infinity before you know it. As the Producer of your web series, you are the Ringleader, the Big Kahuna, the Top Dog–the Buck Stops With You....

From The Lens: Choosing A Camera for Filmmaking

On a frosty winter day in Central Park, I reached into my backpack, to pull out a little silver camera– the Canon AutoZoom 814. It’s a consumer super 8mm film camera, designed to capture home movies in the late 60’s. Of course this wasn’t the 60’s, nor was it a home...

Writer’s Edge: Development Hell

By Steve Kaire Development is when a script, treatment or pitch has been sold and then begins the long process of getting the movie produced. After the project has been acquired, the original writer may be replaced altogether or be given rewriting notes by the company or studio. He or she...